Some may beg to differ, but the city of Chicago needs some love. The sustained and troubling violence engulfing the city for far too long now hasn't relented much. It's produced a large black eye on this Midwestern burgh.
It's not the be-all and end-all of what transpires there: The bad news eclipses solid humanitarian actions occurring every day. As you peel back the onion, you find a trove of positive developments, er, redevelopments. The smart growth brand of re-developments.
Todd Vanadilok, senior planner with Teska & Associates, a community planning, landscape, architecture and urban design firm based in Evanston, Ill., got the ball rolling in this issue by spotli…